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welcome & congratulations! We are delighted to offer you admission to Sheridan, and look forward to welcoming you as a new student. Sheridan offers you an educational experience that will fully prepare you for your chosen career. You’ll not only acquire new knowledge, but gain practical experience in applying it, through a co-op field placement or internship, depending on your course of study. And we ensure that what you learn is up-to-date and relevant, through regular consultation with representatives from industry and professional fields. When you enrol here, you’ll find that we are committed to your success, every step of the way. Our comprehensive services include student advisement centres, where friendly advisers are on hand to answer any question related to your Sheridan experience, from your first day through to graduation. Our peer mentors are available to provide you with academic support, while our accessible learning and counselling staff can provide specialized services to meet your individual needs.
Follow these easy steps to secure your place at Sheridan:
You’ll also feel a part of our community, thanks to small class sizes, dedicated faculty, and opportunities to connect with your peers outside of the classroom.
r 1.Confirm your Acceptance: Page 4.
And starting in September 2011, students will have the additional option of choosing to enrol at our new Mississauga Campus, located in the city centre. The programs offered at this campus will be primarily diploma and post-graduate business programs.
r 2. Pay your fees by the deadline date indicated on your invoice (view on Access Sheridan after you confirm your offer): Page 4.
All of the information you need to secure your place at Sheridan is contained within this booklet. Please take a look, and contact us with any questions.
r 3. Apply for your study permit www.cic.gc.ca: Page 5.
I look forward to welcoming you to Sheridan!
r 4. Access your online services: Page 8.
Jeff Zabudsky, PhD President and CEO
r 5. Apply for residence or find off-campus housing (if applicable): Page 6. r 6. Determine if you are in a Mobile Computing program and review your options: Page 9. r 7. Register for your Language Assessment (If applicable): Page 10. r 8. Submit a copy of your study permit or approval letter from your embassy to the International Centre as soon as it is received: Page 14. 2
confirm your acceptance To confirm your acceptance, sign and send your completed Confirmation of Acceptance Form to the Sheridan International Centre by the date indicated on your offer letter. You may fax this form to 905-815-4004 or you can scan and email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org If you have applied to more than one program, you may receive an acceptance letter for each program; however, you can only accept one program. If you wish to change your decision at a later time you may change your choice, space permitting.
FIRM OFFERS OF ADMISSION If your admission status is firm, you must accept your offer of admission by the deadline indicated on your acceptance letter. If you don’t accept your offer by the deadline indicated on your acceptance letter, your offer may be expired. A firm offer of admission means that all requirements have been met.
CONDITIONAL OFFERS OF ADMISSION If your admission status is conditional, you must accept your offer of admission by the deadline indicated on your acceptance letter. If you don’t accept your offer by the deadline indicated on your acceptance letter, your offer may be expired. The conditions noted on your letter must be met by the date indicated on your letter. Please note all conditions must be met by this date to secure your seat in the program. Keep in mind a firm offer cannot be issued until all conditions are met. You can submit your document to meet your condition any time prior to the deadline date by uploading them through this link: https://internationalapplication.sheridaninstitute.ca/SubmitDocument1.aspx
payment options The following forms of payment are accepted: 1. Bank – Electronic Wire Transfer Please use your Sheridan student number as the account/reference number. Please allow sufficient time for payment to reach Sheridan by the due date. For more information on how to pay by bank wire transfers please view our website at www.studyatsheridan.ca. Please send a copy of wire transfer details to email@example.com Please include your full name, date of birth and your Sheridan student ID number.
2. By Mail Please include your Sheridan ID# and name on your certified cheque or money order (payable to Sheridan College and in Canadian funds). Please do not send cash or personal cheque.
3. In Person You may pay in person by cash, certified cheque, money order or debit card in Canadian funds only by the date specified on your invoice. Note: Our Mississauga Campus will NOT accept cash payments.
Some applicants may receive an alternate offer of admission to a related program should they not be admitted to their first choice program. Please carefully review the program name included in your offer of admission.
The International Centre must be notified in writing of all withdrawals prior to the 10th day of class. All fees are subject to a non-refundable registration charge. This charge varies by program. International students who are refused their study permit will receive a full refund of fees paid provided they show proof of the refusal (copy of Immigration document) within the first 10 days of classes. The Health Insurance fee of $550 is non-refundable after the first day of class. All other refundable fees, except the late charge, will be refunded. Refunds will be paid by cheque to the registered student only. Please allow six weeks for processing a refund. No fees will be refunded for withdrawals received after the 10th day of classes.
pay your fees
apply for your study permit
Sheridan fee invoices will be available online via myStudentCentre in AccessSheridan. (Please see dates below). You must first send us your confirmation of acceptance form in order to view your invoice. For a tuition guide containing estimated costs, please refer to the fee guide insert or our website at www.studyatsheridan.ca Pay your fees by the due date indicated to secure your place at Sheridan and avoid late payment penalties.
Once you receive your Offer Letter you will need to contact the nearest Canadian Embassy, Consulate or High Commission to apply for your Study Permit and/or Temporary Resident Visa. The study permit process and the length of processing times vary by country. Please check the processing times in your country to ensure you apply in time. For more information please visit Citizenship and Immigration Canada at www.cic.gc.ca. Information is available from the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website at: www.cic.gc.ca
ALTERNATE OFFERS OF ADMISSION
If your fees are not paid by the due date indicated, your offer may be expired. Please allow sufficient time for payments sent by mail or made at the bank to reach Sheridan by the due date. TERM Fall 2012 Winter 2013 Spring 2013
INVOICES AVAILABLE* April 1 September 20 February 7
DUE DATE June 20, 2012 October 17, 2012 March 6, 2013
scholarships and awards For a list of available scholarships and awards please visit www.studyatsheridan.ca
* Continue to check your myStudentCentre in your AccessSheridan account as invoice dates may vary.
YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME
APPLY ONLINE AT: www.sheridanresidence.ca 1. Choose which campus from the drop-down menu 2. Click the APPLY NOW button 3. Complete and submit application form
You could live off-campus, but why would you? • Conveniently located on-campus • Fully-furnished two-bedroom suite (some appliances included)
Online applications are available February 1, 2012. The lottery application deadline for the Fall term is May 2, 2013 for the Trafalgar Road Campus. The Fall lottery will take place on May 3, 2013. Please notify the International Centre once you have applied and paid the deposit. Please specify which campus you have applied to in your email to firstname.lastname@example.org
• Kitchenette and three-piece bathroom for you and your roommate • High-speed / Wi-fi Internet, upgraded cable/satellite TV and utilities included • Entertainment lounges and on-campus fitness facilities • Biweekly housekeeping service • Staff available 24-hours for support • Secure building with controlled access entrance and video recorded commons areas
YOUR LIFE IN RESIDENCE See More, Do More, Be More. • Ongoing community, educational and social programming • Residence Council: Your social event network • Dedicated Peer Resident Advisers to support you “I can wake up at 7:45 a.m. and still make it to class for 8 a.m.” Eric Bell - Bachelor of Applied Information Sciences (Information Systems Security)
“Living on campus has statistically significant, positive impacts on student learning and success. Residence encourages independence and self growth while maximizing social, cultural and extracurricular engagement in a community based learning environment.” “How College Affects Students” V2, 2005 Pascarella and Tarenzini
CONTACT US Sheridan Residence www.sheridanresidence.ca (choose the Sheridan Davis Campus or Sheridan Trafalgar Road Campus from the popup menu) Davis Campus (Brampton) Phone: 905-874-4393 Email: email@example.com Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville) Phone: 905-815-4150 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
FALL 2012 & WINTER 2013 RESIDENCE FEES Sheridan Guarantees You a Place in the Davis Residence * *Conditions apply. See website for details.
More Info for Mississauga Campus Students: Live in Residence at the Davis Campus in Brampton Students attending Sheridan’s Hazel McCallion Campus in Mississauga Campus are eligible to experience their first years away at college in residence! The Hazel McCallion Campus is on a direct transit route from the Davis Campus and is only a 30-minute bus ride away. Hazel McCallion Campus students living in residence are eligible to receive a credit equal to an eight student transit pass!* *Certain conditions apply. See sheridanresidence.ca for details.
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Davis & Trafalgar Road Campus - $6,150* *Fees are subject to change with notice. Please refer to the Residence website to obtain the most current fee schedule.
WIN $500 OFF Your Residence Fees!* *Certain conditions apply. See website for details.
Visit our website at: http://sheridanresidence.ca/tour to check out a virtual tour of residence and your suite in augmented 3D!
Off-Campus Housing Sheridan’s Student Union provides a listing of available off-campus housing and is dedicated to helping you find a convenient place to live off campus. For more information, please visit http://places4students.com
QUICKLINK Sheridan Residence http://theplace2be.ca (choose the Sheridan Davis Campus or Sheridan Trafalgar Road Campus from the popup menu) Off-Campus Housing http://places4students.com Homestay Sheridan refers students to: Homestay Connection www.homestayconnection.ca and Golden Source International www.goldensource.ca
online services for students
Use your login name and password assigned to you in our earlier correspondence to connect to the AccessSheridan website. Go to https://access.sheridaninstitute.ca and log in. From AccessSheridan* choose myStudent Centre. This personalized portal gives you access to the information required to manage your campus life. myStudent Centre allows you to easily access and edit your details whenever and wherever necessary. This Web-based portal provides you with convenient and easy access to view selected Sheridan information and services.
Sheridan has one of the largest and most advanced Mobile Computing programs in Canada, with over 5,000 students benefiting from the integration of laptop computers into their learning experience. Students in Mobile Computing programs are required to own a laptop computer that complies with their program’s hardware and software standards. Our Mobile Computing programs allow students to learn in the way that they will need to work after graduation: collaboratively, using online resources.
myStudentCentre* gives you the ability to: • View and update personal information • Access your Sheridan email (see details below) • Monitor your application status • Choose elective classes (if applicable) • Access your timetable (approximately two weeks prior to term start) • View your grades and academic standing • View your fee invoice • View your payment receipt • Swap and drop courses • Access course-based registration • View Transfer Credit Reports (if you applied for Advanced Standing)
To determine if your program is mobile and see other important information, including laptop requirements, news, and deadlines, visit the Mobile Computing website: http://it.sheridanc.on.ca/mobile.html
*Not all services are available to students in all programs.
Accessing Your Sheridan Email Many of the communications you receive from Sheridan will come to you exclusively via your Sheridan email account. It is important that you monitor your Sheridan email account regularly so that you do not miss any important messages and/or deadlines. Your Sheridan email account can be configured and accessed from your favourite email program. Complete instructions on how to configure your Sheridan account settings are available at http://it.sheridanc.on.ca/ self-help.html under the “Email” tab. Alternatively, you can use the Web-based mail client that can be found in the AccessSheridan portal. Log-in to AccessSheridan and follow the WebMail link under the “Sheridan Resources” heading.
r Login to AccessSheridan at https://access.sheridaninstitute.ca using your account information. If you have not received your login name and password please email us at email@example.com
Forgotten Usernames and Passwords Call the Postsecondary Contact Centre to request a password change. Sheridan Postsecondary Contact Centre • Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. • Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. • Saturday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m 905-845-9430 (Oakville/Mississauga) or 905-459-7533 (Brampton/Mississauga) or 905-681-4611 (Hamilton) (Once you connect, press #4.)
take advantage of your student services
Essential Communication Skills (ECS) course code COMM19999 is a mandatory component of some programs. Students who are required to take ECS as part of their program must first complete a language assessment prior to the start of classes so they can be placed into the appropriate communications skills course.
Student Services focuses on YOUR success as a Sheridan student:
International students who are required to take the ECS course as part of their program, and have completed a TOEFL, IELTS, EPA test or ESL program, are still required to take this Mandatory Language Assessment. The Language Assessment is written after you have been granted admission to a program.
How do I know if I have to take the assessment? A list of the programs that require a Language Assessment is available on Sheridan’s website: languageassessment.sheridancollege Before your program starts you will receive an email (in your Sheridan account) with additional information and instructions for registering for the assessment. For more information about Language Assessments, please visit the Sheridan Assessment Centre website: languageassessment.sheridancollege
Why is this assessment important? ECS is a communications course intended to help you develop the written and spoken communication and presentation skills your future employers tell us you will need. This course will also help you develop the academic writing skills you will need throughout your program. Sheridan will assess your written language ability in order to place you in a communications class. Based on the results of the assessment, you will be enrolled in either Essential Communication Skills (COMM 19999) or Basic Communication Skills (COMM 19997). Students enrolled in COMM 19997 must successfully complete this course, and then complete COMM 19999, which is a requirement for graduation. An additional course fee will be charged to students who must complete both COMM 19997 and COMM 19999.
• Throughout your years as a Sheridan student, providing the support you may need as you work toward completion of your academic program • In preparation for your future beyond graduation which might include a career in your field of study or continuing your education
Student Information and Advisement As a first year student, you are bound to have questions, and need advice or support. The Student Advisement Centre offers you a central campus location to ask your questions, and get the information and advice you need to help you make informed decisions throughout your Sheridan experience. We’re here to help! In fact, if you have questions or need further assistance right now, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
New Student Orientation New Student Orientation is a one-day event prior to the start of classes designed to assist you in your transition to Sheridan. Make sure you take advantage of this opportunity to explore the campus, connect with faculty, meet key members of the Sheridan team and learn about the services available to support you! Further information on this will be emailed to you.
First Year Connections This program provides you with an opportunity to attend events and activities where you can connect with other Sheridan students. First year students are paired with senior students, who assist you with getting settled and being prepared.
It is important to note that if you do not complete the assessment, you will not be enrolled in a required communications course, and this will impact your graduation from your program.
• As you enter Sheridan and in those important first few weeks of school
* Based on 2009 Key Performance Indicators, an annual Ontario government initiative that measures college performance
your student services Student Services are here to help you make the most of your Sheridan experience! Our staff are dedicated to YOUR success from the time you start at Sheridan to beyond graduation. Read on to discover all the ways we support our students at Sheridan.
Athletics, Fitness and Recreation
Library and Learning Commons
You have the opportunity to get involved in varsity and intramural sports while at Sheridan. Your free athletic membership provides you access to our instructional fitness classes and our weight rooms.
Sheridan has three libraries to accommodate your technology and information needs. They provide access to a wide variety of books and resources including: research databases, course reserve readings, citation guides, e-books, journals, online tutorials and multimedia. Many of our resources are available online making it easy for our students to access what they need, when they need it – whether they are on-campus or at home!
Career and Educational Planning Our Career Counsellors can assist you in determining the right academic program and career path best suited to your unique qualities and interests, by providing guidance and resources to help you with those decisions.
Cooperative Education Co-op links classroom education with relevant employment experience. You’ll apply theory to practice, develop a meaningful view of the working world and cultivate an awareness of yourself as a professional.
Peer Mentors (senior students) are positioned throughout Student Services and academic programs to provide you with support and direction when you first arrive on campus and throughout your time at Sheridan. Peer Mentors can help you make the most of your college experience.
Counsellors are available to meet with you to discuss any issues or concerns that may arise. These include challenges with study skills, homesickness, time management, anxiety and financial concerns.
If you don’t have a local family doctor, visit us for your health needs. Services are provided by registered nurses on a drop-in basis and by appointment with doctors on a strictly confidential basis.
Job Search Assistance for Part-Time Work Sheridan’s online job posting system, jobs.sheridan, is available to all full-time students. Registering provides you access to part-time, full-time and summer opportunities, while you’rea student here at Sheridan, as well as after you graduate.
A solid understanding of trends in the labour market, employer expectations, and where employment opportunities lie now and in the future is extremely valuable information. This allows you to make informed choices today that will affect your career achievements tomorrow.
Job Search Assistance Sheridan’s online job posting system, job.sheridan, is available to all full-time students. Registering provides you access to part-time, full-time and summer opportunities, while you are a student here at Sheridan, as well as after you graduate.
Employment Advising We are here to help you successfully market yourself to employers and can assist you with assessing your current job search skills. Our Employment Advisers assist with the development of résumés, cover letters and professional portfolios, interview preparation and developing a job search strategy.
Graduate Recruitment and Professional Networking Employers want to hire Sheridan graduates. The Career Centre provides you with our online posting system, career fairs and networking opportunities, designed to help connect you with industry and the right graduate employment position!
Student Government and Services The Student Union is your student government at Sheridan. As your elected representatives, they’re here to ensure your college experience exceeds your expectations by offering a range of services, activities, events and clubs that fit your needs and interests. The Student Union has something for everyone to enjoy – get involved!
Counselling and Study Skills Support
preparing for and managing your career
Staff, peer and group tutoring services are available to help students understand the materials presented to them by their instructors and in their textbooks. Staff tutoring provides free support in Math, English and Java from University of Waterloo senior co-op students. Peer tutoring provides support in course subjects. Peer tutors are Sheridan students selected based on their marks and a faculty reference. For a matching fee of $20, students receive 10 hours of tutoring per subject, per semester. Group tutoring provides peer-supported learning in a dropin group setting. Group tutoring is available for a variety of subjects like Basic Computing Skills, Accounting, Java and more.
international services Sheridan’s International Centre provides a comprehensive range of services and is the first point of contact for our international students. Our dedicated and supportive professionals take pride in caring for our international students’ needs every step of the way. Sheridan’s staff work to assist international students with social and cultural integration. Our services include: • An orientation to help you become familiar with your new surroundings and with Sheridan’s campuses • Information about health insurance, on-campus employment, SIN cards and scholarships • Social activities • Access to dozens of student groups, associations and organizations which host events throughout the year • Assistance in answering questions regarding study/work permits, extensions and letters of attendance • Advice on selecting a career-oriented program, admission requirements and registration • Information about scholarships and awards • General inquiries
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You are required to submit a copy of your study permit or approval letter from your embassy to the EMPLOYMENT International Centre as soon as it88% is received. Submission of your study permit will allow you to access SUCCESS your class schedule. If you withdraw, cease to attend classes or become part-time, you should be aware that this may affect your status in Canada.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) CIC is your resource to immigration, and work permit information. CIC processes all work permit (Off-Campus, Co-op, and Post-Graduate) and study permit extension applications.
For further information, please visit www.cic.gc.ca
* Based on 2009 Key Performance Indicators, an annual Ontario government initiative that measures college performance
All information provided is current as of publication; Sheridan Marketing and Communications, February 2012_CS355164.
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE INTERNATIONAL CENTRE
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